A Little Princess (Classics For Young Readers Series)
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Classics For Young Readers. Sara Crewe, a wealthy young student at a London boarding school, suddenly finds herself at the mercy of the cruel schoolmistress after tragedy strikes. Overwhelmed by terrible trials, Sara must find the strength to survive. Her story is one of perseverance, bravery, generosity, and imagination. Burnett provides readers with a vivid illustration of the biblical principle that true worth is a matter of the heart. Sara is a giver, with both open hands and an open heart.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born and grew up in Manchester, but after her father's death she emigrated with her mother to Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1865. Five years later her mother died and , like many other women of her time , she began writing short stories for popular magazines to support her family. Her first novel, That Lass o' Lowrie's (1877), brought her instant fame on both sides of the Atlantic. Her book The Secret Garden is her most popular title and was made into a full length movie.
Lindskoog is a writer, teacher, and literary critic.